Published on September 5, 2023
The Michigan State University (MSU) Extension ornamental horticulture team aims to provide greenhouse, nursery and Christmas tree growers with information to reduce the risks and increase production efficiency.
Published on August 8, 2023
This MSU Extension bulletin briefly discusses ways to improve the survival rate, hasten the establishment, and increase the growth of newly transplanted Christmas trees.
Published on June 30, 2023
This brief analysis considers land use in the State of Michigan. The primary focus is on farmland and the different crops that are supported on that land.
Published on June 20, 2023
This publication is a guide to assist Christmas tree growers in the selection of weed control management options and tools.
Published on April 30, 2023
Homeowners and landscapers are often searching for alternative conifers to replace blue spruce trees. This resource lists medium to large conifers adapted to Michigan soils and climate, which can fulfill many of the same landscape functions as blue spruce.
Published on March 9, 2023
A summary of how to understand a soil test report to help you best understand and analyze the results to make effective farm management and soil fertility decisions.
Published on March 7, 2023
A comprehensive guide for Christmas tree pest management from insects to diseases to protecting pollinators.
Published on October 13, 2022
Soil sampling is a foundational step to make effective farm management and soil fertility decisions. This step-by-step field guide is a summary of best practices and recommendations for composite soil sampling to help you do just that.
Published on July 31, 2022
Due to development of glyphosate-resistant weeds and perceived issues related to the impact of glyphosate on human health, many growers desire alternative approaches to managing weeds.
Published on July 12, 2022
Canada thistle is a major problem in Michigan Christmas tree production. It spreads quickly in a single season. This bulletin will help growers identify Canada thistle and develop management strategies for regulating it in their production systems.